Our annual open house is one of my favorite days of the year. For me, it’s one of the first signs of spring – right up there with the early, distinctive call of the Northern Cardinal. We’re also just a month or so away from the beginning of another busy season meaning the deadline to clean, scrub, paint, etc. comes at a good time.
Sunday – the nicest day since November – lived up to expectations. Staff, volunteers and all the wonderful people who came through our doors seemed buoyant in the nice weather and appreciative of the chance to see what goes on at WRC.
From the two kids who talked their dad into going around twice, and not just in the hopes of an extra cookie, to the two year-old who brought her own bunny, which was almost as big as her, the day was filled with delightful surprises. It was especially nice to have visits from a girl scout troop and a 4H group both accompanied by parents and advisers. Their generous donation to WRC added more “inventory” for our exhibits featuring all the cool ways young people help WRC.
It was a great day; appropriate for the first day that felt as if winter was receding at last. While it’s still too early for budding trees, we certainly were blessed with a bunch of budding veterinarians.